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Phantom 410 or HAF 932

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Well here's the deal i originally ordered the phantom 410 and got my build set up in it, but for some reason just didn't like the case. So i preceded to then order the HAF 932 case, well... now i've got both cases and obviously one of them has to go back. So i'm just looking for opinions on which one would be better to have and why? smile.gif

Here's my build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH242H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.78 @ eCost)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($46.00 @ B&H)
Total: $1579.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 15:33 EST-0500)

I don't have any intention of water cooling right now, just looking for opinions on which would be better. Eventually i plan to crossfire the 7950's if that makes a difference. And right now the phantom 410 has everything set up in it, whereas the HAF 932 is empty.

Thanks in advance smile.gif
post #2 of 4
It all really depends actually, if you think you might get more storage drives, Go for the HAF 932.

And if you really don't like that Phantom 410, go with the HAF 932.

Ultimately though, choose the case that YOU like, if you didn't like the phantom 410, that's reason enough to go with the HAF 932. thumb.gif
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I would say HAF 932, because then you can install those huge 20cm fans. biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever View Post

It all really depends actually, if you think you might get more storage drives, Go for the HAF 932.
And if you really don't like that Phantom 410, go with the HAF 932.
Ultimately though, choose the case that YOU like, if you didn't like the phantom 410, that's reason enough to go with the HAF 932. thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by <({D34TH})> View Post

I would say HAF 932, because then you can install those huge 20cm fans. biggrin.gif

Thanks for the tips guys smile.gif I decided to stick with the HAF 932, i'm gonna put some more led's in it though so i can have a lightning show going on haha. It's also got more space to work with on the inside which is a plus smile.gif
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